Saturday, March 08, 2008

gone fishing II

so again, i conquered another place called General Santos City, nicknamed as the "Tuna Capital of the Philippines" on the southernmost part of my country. its economy is primarily agro-industrial due to its rich soil, good rainfall and typhoon-free climate. the area is the largest producer of corn, coconuts, copra, pineapples, asparagus and rice. it also produces other high value crops such as potatoes, vegetables, cut flowers, and exotic fruits like durian. yeah, the one that smells like hell but tastes like heaven. [debatable]

but this is the best part: gensan accounts for the largest total daily fish landings in the country and is the leading producer of sashimi grade tuna. locals boast that fish and seafood do not come fresher than in their city. [which i wouldn't agree] the coastal area is a rich fishing ground. it provides good trade access to major foreign markets like Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Pacific Islands, Japan, Hongkong, Middle East, Continental Europe and the United States.

so we went to catch the tuna activity early in the morning @ their port but unfortunately we were not allowed to go down the car nor take pictures...hmmm well...i did manage to catch a few actions huh... these are like 150 to 250kg tunas @ $6.50 per kilogram.


gensan is also home to the former world IBF super bantamweight and WBC flyweight champ manny "pacman" paquiao. that's his house right there.

anyways, we came to this place cuz we got invited to play tennis. for me, that wasn't really my purpose. it was to revisit this famous place again after 21 years, during the edsa revolution. i was here to play table tennis. thanks to our overly hospitable host, dodong sun who introduced us to "blow job". also to jun rosales and the guys of b-meg!!!bravo to you guys!!! you were all so good hey!!! beyond expectation!!!

to get there by plane would take a few hours. the trip bored me so i read "the god of small things" and would you believe the flight stewardess served me this capuccino?>

update: the most boring of all the books i've ever read. but am treading on...



update: pacman is now officially the wbc super featherweight champion OF THE
WORLD!
in my opinion, that fight against juan manuel marquez was by far his toughest! but it does have an aftermath...so many questions linger even among filipinos. but as for me, he won that match no questions...with flying colors for the philippines. long live PACMAN!

and one more thing, PACMAN will join KOBE and TIGER in one explosive commercial for a sports gear company. guess what...NIKE no less!


20 comments:

kaylee said...

GREAT post!!!!! i am siorry that i havent been around this cancer is making it hard for me too blog lol!

falcon116 said...

Promise you'll take me to Gen San the next time we come over? I'm not interested to see pacman's house.....I wanna have some sushi!!!

I brought a durian bar once to work and they all said it smells like a woman's thingmajiggy. Nahhhh!!!!

Life Rocks!!! said...

I hate Durian!It might taste anything but the smell puts me off as soon as I think of it too..As for your comment on my blog,well that incident never happened, just fiction!!

shnaggy said...

@ life rocks: yeah i do understand people hating durian. a belgian friend of our's hated it, too, a couple of years ago. but at that time i took this shot, he ate more than one whole durian! he even can't believe how he loved it now!!!amazed me.

shnaggy said...

@falcon116: no need to go to gensan to eat sushi. we can buy it in cdo just as fresh as from gensan. and it really is from gensan!!!they don't have citra mina here in bacolod. y don't we get a franchise heheh...
but they have yummy blue marlin here, it's the best!!!grilled!

Keshi said...

OMG Kookie on teh keyboard LOL soooo darn cute!

I love Tuna..it's my fav kinda fish. Besides that coffee n the book seem like perfect THERAPY :)

HUGS!

Keshi.

magiceye said...

that is a lot of info and the capuccino looks slurpicious!

Nabeel said...

wow, such a big fish. Hey i see some coffee art that you have there in the cup. Intentional or mistake?

preetha said...

Wow!! that capuccino looks so delicious!!! nd the fishes are huge!!!
Seems like you had a great time!!!

Good morning shnaggyy!!!!

:) :)
Preetha!~

*~*Sameera*~* said...

I am still trying to read that book,it's a real slow read!Seems you had a great time.Kookie is so cute typing away :)

Have a great weekend!

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lemonade said...

i've always hated the smell of durian..is it really that delicious?

JIMA LEE said...

hey sheila.
how r u? hehe
i didnt get Ace's number.
could u tell me again?
thank u.
take care.

shnaggy said...

@jima lee: that capuccino was at kuppa, we love it there and it has become our favorite hangout. but the killer-smile girl doesn't work there anymore. so i wasn't able to give your "howdy".

sorry i lost my phonebook so am just waiting for ace to get in touch then i'll give you his number.

@lemonade: yeah the smell is quite like hell but once you taste it and learn to get into the rythm, then either you'll love it or hate it. i felt same way before.

JIMA LEE said...

really?
she doesn't work in kuppa antmore??hehe
it's ok
just i'll wait for ace number.
thank u

Shams.. said...

Hi Shnaggy!!!!!
how you doing!!
You were right, I was at home for sometime, but not for happy reasons though :(!!
Anyways.. how come you arent posting anything new here??? C'monnnnnnnnnnn, see even kookie is telling you to blog ;)

Keshi said...

hows u hun?

Keshi.

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